Dr Govinda KC checks up the locals in a health camp operated for flood victims in a local school,in Tilathi, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Photo: Byas Shankar Upadhyaya

Dr Govinda KC checks up a woman as other locals wait, in a health camp operated for flood victims at a local school, in Tilathi, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Photo: Byas Shankar Upadhyaya
RAJBIRAJ: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeon Prof Dr Govinda KC, who rose to fame by taking to fast-unto-death for eight times putting forth various demands for reforms in Nepal’s medical education, visited flood victims in Saptari district, on Saturday. Dr KC, who arrived in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters, inspected various flooded villages of the district, according to his assistant, Bikram KC. KC added that they were on a private visit. Beginning his services in the flood-hit area, Dr KC checked up Gannu Mukhiya, a former VDC chairman of Sakpura, a Saptari District Public Health Office staffer informed. Further, KC visited Koiladi, Barsain, Launiyan and Tilathi also. In Tilathi, he inspected a health camp being operated for flood victims at the Belhi Customs Office. Moreover, Dr KC engaged himself checking up locals at a health camp in a local school. The camp would run till Sunday, according to the health camp coordinator Niraj Jha. Jha expressed his belief that the inspection and health check-up carried out by Dr KC would help strengthen the relation between Indians and Nepalis as Indians were also receiving treatment at the camp. Of late, tension had run high in Tilathi border area after Indian locals allegedly had started building a dam by encroaching on Nepali territory in the no-man's land.